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End of the Government Shutdown: What’s Next for the IRS and for Taxpayers? (Part 2)

While the federal government has been temporarily reopened after the longest shutdown in history, the IRS faces a serious backlog, and taxpayers face a confusing season with a whole new set of tax laws. Having previously discussed the obstacles facing the agency—including the threat of another shutdown in coming weeks—what can taxpayers expect, and how […]

End of the Government Shutdown: What’s Next for the IRS and for Taxpayers? (Part 1)

After a 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government—the longest in U.S. history—President Trump and Congressional leaders have agreed on a short-term spending bill to reopen the government for three weeks. For now, this means the IRS is officially open and back to its normal workforce capacity. What happens now? What can we expect from […]

IRS Workers are Protesting the Shutdown – What Does This Mean for Taxpayers?

Last week, IRS workers staged a public protest in Fresno, California to demand an end to the government shutdown, which is now the longest in U.S. history. The local IRS office in Fresno typically employs 5200 people, the majority of which have been out of work since the shutdown began. According to local news sources, […]

The IRS Will Pay Refunds Despite the Government Shutdown

In an attempt to ease taxpayer concerns about the ongoing government shutdown and its effect on tax refunds, the White House announced this past week that it has directed the IRS to process tax returns and issue refunds as usual beginning at the end of January. The measure intends to release at least some of […]